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ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your body a pile of wax…..

If one is physically disabled one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well Stephen Hawking oh! … background Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain can no longer communicate with the body’s muscles that are used to move the body. Over time the body’s muscles break down and the person living with …

I write you a letter that begins with I love you and ends with I love you

Fate was tricky like that. It consumed us when we thought we were free, and it freed us when we thought we were captured Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight oh! … background Before watching Beautiful Life, here’s some context, especially for westerners who might not understand the notions of disability in this dorama, given that disability is viewed differently in most western cultures. In …

The past, has been erased; the present, forgiven; and the future, redeemed!

What the eyes had seen could not be erased  Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah oh! … brief Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist so he delivers pizzas part-time. His mother, Sachiko, stops the abduction of a young girl and because of her interference, she is murdered. Satoru is set-up to take the rap for his mother’s murder. Just as the police are about to catch and …

Life is the only thing that can never be replaced when lost!

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works  Saint Augustine oh! … brief Yuko Moriguchi, a junior high school teacher has plotted out her revenge for two students responsible for murdering her four-year old daughter, Manami. After one of the killers confesses his crime, Yuko Moriguchi realizes that the murderers will be protected by the Juvenile Law of 1947, so turning …

The two most powerful warriors are: patience and time

 A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it  Frederick Douglass oh! … background Red Cliff is based on the Battle of Red Cliffs otherwise known as the Battle of Chibi. It was a decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty, about twelve …

Bromance

The love of man to woman is a thing common and of course, and at first partakes more of instinct and passion than of choice; but true friendship between man and man is infinite and immortal Plato ‘Bromance’ describes an intense feeling of intimacy between two heterosexual men which doesn’t involve sex — instead it is a form of brotherhood, close friendship, or platonic bond …

The love of a half dead heart will keep you half alive!

Don’t cry after my death, I won’t know it. Love me when I am alive Luffina Lourduraj oh! … brief Takumi and his six-year-old son, Yuji are struggling with life following the death of Mio Aio, wife and mother to the two. Yuji suffers from an illness and anxiety which causes fainting spells and leaves him unable to organize himself and the structures around him. …